Bobo-Dioulasso

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making+school

' schooling has been observed because of the government's policy of making school cheaper for girls and granting them more scholarships. In order to proceed from elementary to middle school, middle to high school or high school to college, national exams must be passed. Institutions of higher education include the University of Ouagadougou, The Polytechnical University in Bobo-Dioulasso and the University of Koudougou, which is also a teacher training institution. There are private colleges in the capital city of Ouagadougou but these are affordable by only a small portion of the population. thumb Burkina Faso Exports Treemap (2009) (File:Burkina Faso Exports Treemap (2009).jpg) Industry, still in an embryonic stage, is located primarily in Bobo-Dioulasso, Ouagadougou, Banfora, and Koudougou. Manufacturing is limited to food processing, textiles, and other import substitution heavily protected by tariffs. Some factories (factory) are privately owned, and others are set to be privatized. Burkina's exploitable natural resources are limited, although a manganese ore deposit is located in the remote northeast. Gold mining has increased greatly since the mid-1980s and, along with cotton, is a leading export moneyearner. Wikipedia:Bobo-Dioulasso Commons:Category:Bobo-Dioulasso


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this language. The city is situated in the southwest of the country, in the Houet Province, some 350 km (220 mi) from Ouagadougou. Bobo-Dioulasso is significant both economically (agricultural trade, textile industry) and culturally, as it is a major center of culture (culture of Burkina Faso) and music (music of Burkina Faso). History thumb Map of Bobo-Dioulassou, 1892 (File:Pg383 Croquis de Sia ou Bobo-Dioulasou.jpg) At the end of the nineteenth century, Sia


rich agricultural

Des hommes sur les toits s'opposent.jpg thumb Opposition to the captain's entry in Bobo-Diolasso The city started expanding again after World War II. Reorganization of the colony of Upper Volta in 1947 attracted business to Bobo-Dioulasso, although Ouagadougou had been selected as the capital. An early industrial center, Bobo-Dioulasso is also the hub of a rich agricultural zone, which produces food grains, fruits and seedlings (mangos, citrus), and export crops (cotton, cashews


white+sweet

-fries – or can be put in a baguette for a caterpillar sandwich * November January “wusu” or white sweet potatoes sold boiled, with salt and piment. * April November MANGOS * Imports from Cote D Ivoire (Ivory Coast): “aloco” or fried plantains, coconuts, all bananas. Drink There are many. Here are the favorites from the Bobo Stagiares (these are all bars you can dance in): * '''Entente Plus''' – 1000cfa cover per person for drinking and dancing inside (drinks not included in that). Music


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)-based Djiguiya, * Balla Kouyate, from Mali, who plays with Oran Etkin - BOY DFOO Bobo Dioulasso Airport Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso - *Burkina Faso **Bobo-Dioulasso (Bobo Dioulasso Airport) **Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou Airport) – '''Main Hub''' goals2 stadium Stade Omnisport, Bobo-Dioulasso attendance 20,000 referee Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali (Fédération Malienne de Football)) goals2 Eliphas Shivute

of different ethnicities living in Banfora are Dioula and French. '''Diébougou''' is a town in Burkina Faso, lying '''Rahim Ouédraogo''' (born 8 October 1980 in Bobo-Dioulasso) is a Burkinabé (Burkina Faso) footballer (Association football) who currently plays for Dutch (Netherlands) Eerste Divisie Jupiler

League club FC Emmen. DATE OF BIRTH 8 October 1980 PLACE OF BIRTH Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso DATE OF DEATH birth_date '''Amadou Tinder Coulibaly''' (born December 31, 1984 in Bobo-Dioulasso) is a Burkinabé (Burkina Faso) football (football (soccer)) player who currently plays as a right back. DATE OF BIRTH 1984-12-31


folktales

! Jula Folktales from West Africa'' (Michigan University Press, 1996. Climate Classified by Köppen-Geiger system (Köppen-Geiger climate classification system) as tropical wet and dry (tropical wet and dry climate) (Aw). During its hottest months, its temperatures are slightly less hot than the more northern capital, Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou#Climate).


social studies

West African Centre for Economic and Social Studies is a college intended as the first piece of development of the second university of the country. Landmarks thumb right 250px Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque (Image:Moschee von Bobo-Dioulasso.jpg) The city features historic buildings reflecting its complex past: *Bobo-Dioulasso Old Mosque, possibly the largest example of Sudano-Sahelian architecture in the country, built in 1880 according to some, 1893 according to others as a part of political agreement between the king of Sya and Islamic religious leader Almamy Sidiki Sanou, Wikipedia:Bobo-Dioulasso Commons:Category:Bobo-Dioulasso


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of exhibits art music – or just sit in their garden to study or read. * *

is the swimming pool – ah, Heaven! Even if you aren’t staying here – shell out the 1000cfa price to go for a dip in the pool. It is worth it. Connect * '''Post Office''' Hard to miss – right off of the Place de la Nation. Operating hours are from 7:30AM–11:30AM and 3PM–5PM. The stamp-selling ladies always seem to be snippy – and matronly. If you need a package wrapped, or need envelopes, or other stationary supplies – there is a mini librairie with nice relaxed people


distinct

. The name means "home of the Bobo-Dioula"; while it was likely coined by French colonists to reflect the languages of the two major groups in the population, it does not capture the complex identity and ethnicity of the location. The local Bobo (Bobo language)-speaking population (related to the Mande (Mandé peoples)) refers to the city simply as ''Sia''. There are two distinct dialects spoken of Jula (Dioula language), based on the origins of different peoples who speak

is an important road junction connecting all of Southwestern Burkina Faso with the capital, Ouagadougou, via the N-1 roadway. Demographics thumb left Market Woman with child. (File:Grubs for Sale - Market Woman with Child - Bobo-Dioulasso - Burkina Faso.jpg) The original population of Bobo-Dioulasso consisted of a majority of farmers speaking the Bobo language. Associated with them were groups specializing in trade and warfare; they also speak Bobo, but identify as of distinct historical origin

or 200cfa. Try never to take a taxi out of a gare – better to walk a block and get someone who won’t try to milk you for a tourist. You are, however, at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to negoatiation if you are Caucasian, and lets be honest - if you can offord to get to Burkina Faso 500cfa is hardly bank breaking! Do '''Cine Sanyon''' – For movies – off of Ave. de la Republique See * '''Centre Culturel Francaise''' – You can always swing by to see what is going on in terms


outrageous

” not to be confused with various other bus stations. Sprawling tables set in a garden space – prices are not outrageous and it is mostly general Burkinabe restaurant fare (some salads, brochettes, sandwiches, soups, rice plates, french fries, plantains, and other such side dishes, and a selection of beers, soft drinks, yogurt available too). * '''Campagnard''' – Noted for it’s brochettes, also has the best salad in Burkina Faso—piles of grated beets and carrots, avocados, hard-boiled eggs and delicious dressing

Bobo-Dioulasso

'''Bobo-Dioulasso''' is a city in Burkina Faso with a population of about 537,728 ( ), National 2006 census preliminary results it is the second largest city (List of cities in Burkina Faso#10 largest cities) in the country, after Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital. The name means "home of the Bobo-Dioula"; while it was likely coined by French colonists to reflect the languages of the two major groups in the population, it does not capture the complex identity and ethnicity of the location.

The local Bobo (Bobo language)-speaking population (related to the Mande (Mandé peoples)) refers to the city simply as ''Sia''. There are two distinct dialects spoken of Jula (Dioula language), based on the origins of different peoples who speak this language. The city is situated in the southwest of the country, in the Houet Province, some 350 km (220 mi) from Ouagadougou. Bobo-Dioulasso is significant both economically (agricultural trade, textile industry) and culturally, as it is a major center of culture (culture of Burkina Faso) and music (music of Burkina Faso).

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